I have a neighbor who likes to have a wood fired pit that when he is burning, makes it impossible for me and many of my other neighbors to have windows open. What are the rules?

The rules governing your concern fall under both Marysville Municipal Code (MMC and the Revised Code of Washington (RCW9.66.010). You can find the definition of “Nuisance” under MMC 6.24.020 and the State’s enforcement section under RCW 9.66.010, “Public Nuisance.” The governing section states in part, “A public nuisance is a crime against the order and economy of the state. Every act unlawfully done and every omission to perform a duty which act (1) Shall annoy, injure or endanger the safety, health, comfort or repose of any considerable number of persons; or, (4) Shall in any way render a considerable number of persons insecure in life or the use of property; Shall be a public nuisance.” Your mentioned concern stated, “I live in an area where the houses are very close together. I have a neighbor who likes to have a wood fired pit that when he is burning, makes it impossible for me and many of my other neighbors to have windows open during warmer days due to the smoke.” Your concern falls within the definition of public nuisance. With that being said, we always hope and encourage neighbors to get to know one another and have the ability to interact in a civil manner. This helps to promote safer neighborhoods by exercising mutual concern and positive interaction. Positive interaction with neighbors encourages a Neighborhood Watch like environment. We also realize that this is not always possible, for one reason or another. If you can talk to your neighbor, and ask him or her to not create the nuisance, and your neighbor complies, great! If you are not able or willing to do this, the police department would gladly assist. An officer would respond to your 911 call and assess the reasonableness of your complaint and take appropriate action. Keep in mind, in this case, enforcement is usually the last resort. Like you, most people do not know the rules or laws pertaining to public nuisance. Therefore, law enforcement usually tries to provide a measure of education before enforcement. I’ve attached a link to look up RCW 9.66.010, Public Nuisance, which you may familiarize yourself with.

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2. What is the speed limit in a school zone when the light isn't flashing and I don't see any kids?
3. Is there a restriction on how long a car can be parked on a street in a neighborhood in Marysville?
4. I live on a dead-end street with no sidewalks. There are residents that park on both sides of the street. How many vehicles are allowed to park on residential streets?
5. Does Marysville have any ordinances about people parking on their lawns, using their lawns as a parking area on an on going basis?
6. Can a vehicle park where they are blocking residents mailboxes? Where mail cannot be delivered?
7. Where can I submit a photo of someone parked illegally at the Marysville Post Office and the incident occurred yesterday?
8. My 12 year old son is very disrespectful and is beginning to take property that doesn’t belong to him. Is there a program to scare him straight? He scares me and I don’t know what to do.
9. My friend's sons were recently assaulted. I was wondering if you know of any programs for free self defense classes or if you know of a nearby department that does classes for the community?
10. Can we see more traffic patrols on Ingraham Blvd? It seems to be a race track for diesel trucks. Everyday it starts at 2pm and last until 8pm. These trucks are loud. What is the noise regulations?
11. What is the cut off time in the evening for making noise in city limits?
12. I have a neighbor who likes to have a wood fired pit that when he is burning, makes it impossible for me and many of my other neighbors to have windows open. What are the rules?
13. How do I determine if a motorcycle helmet is legal?
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15. I found a hypodermic needle near my mailbox on the ground (looks used). How am I to properly dispose of it?
16. Where can I get a copy of a police report?
17. I was wondering why there was such a big convoy of motorcycle sheriffs riding through smokey point this afternoon.
18. Can you get pulled over on a bike or board for speeding down a hill faster than the speed limit?
19. There is a kid who lives in his car near my house. It's weird having him sit in his car all day as other kids regularly walk up to his car before they disappear into nearby garages. What can I do?
20. Can a driver pull into the middle of an intersection, to make a left turn, and stop until the light turns yellow then red before it makes the left turn?
21. If I violate my Notice of Trespass, exactly what will happen to me; will I go to jail and for how long; can I post bail; what type of penalties will I face?
22. What are the city's rules on chickens and roosters?
23. My wife and I would like to apply for a CCW permit. What type of documents are rquired? I had a CCW issued 4 years ago.
24. How long does a temporary transfer of a firearm last and at what point, if any, does the firearm change ownership if the borrower retains possession of the firearm?
25. What are the laws about using a drone to look into someone else's house? A drone flew around our house last night, looking into our windows, and I have no idea who it belongs to. What are the laws?
26. I have my truck parked on my brothers property. Does the city have the right to go onto his property and remove it?
27. Is there any stipulation within MMC 22C.240.020 that specifies a warning must be issued before the infraction can be issued?
28. How do I ask a police officer a question?